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Sonny E. Hanson from Louisiana wrote on July 3, 2015 at 21:02:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1991 | Unit: 2/503rd MP Co | Company, Battery or Troop: 2/503rd MP Co | Other: | Comment: I originally transferred from an MP Company located out of Hanau, when the call went out that 3rd AD was looking for MP's to fill their empty slots. I went to the 3rd PLT first, and later transferred to the 2nd PLT while we were still in Saudi Arabia. Glad I did; that's where I met my lifelong good friend Paul LaBelle. I'm still in the military; currently a 90/91A Captain within the Army Reserves (377th TSC in Belle Chasse LA). There are currently (3) of us that where the Spearhead Combat patch.
On both Facebook & LinkedIn, people can find 3rd AD pages/groups that are free to join. Just wondering, I don't see SPC Peter Schmidt's name from 2nd PLT.
Richard A Berrios from PR wrote on June 28, 2015 at 12:36:
Service: Desert shield/storm | Years: 1990-1992 | Unit: 2/3 FA FDC | Company, Battery or Troop: A battery | Other: | Comment: I had some of my most memorable times in my life serving with the 3rd AD, A Btry 2/3FA
Robert Blocher from PA wrote on June 26, 2015 at 19:44:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1955 1958 | Unit: 33rd Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: C Co. | Other: CCB | Comment: Remember Gelnhausen and Coleman Kaserne as some of the best years of my young life. The gasthauses were an experience to behold. Kaiserpfalz and Barbarossa and Bridge Bar an escape from reality of Grafenwoehr,Vilsek,Baumholder,Belsen.Made many friends,still in touch with some today. Never forgot the Schatzies. Still remember the names.A magical time as a tank crewman. The world does belong to the youth.
Roger Rodriguez from Texas wrote on June 26, 2015 at 05:34:
Service: Vietnam era | Years: 1970- 1972 | Unit: signal | Company, Battery or Troop: 143rd signal | Other: | Comment: I Served In The Drake Kasern
David Taylor from Indiana wrote on June 25, 2015 at 12:19:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1962-1963 | Unit: Don't Know other than aviation Mohawk | Company, Battery or Troop: Don't knkow | Other: Don't know | Comment: My father Eugene J. Taylor was a 1st lieutenant and Mohawk pilot. He was given the task of driving one of the Kennedy family members, I thing Eunice Kennedy Shriver, during President Kennedy's visit to Hannau in June 1963. Less than five months later dad was killed in a Mohawk crash just two weeks before President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas November. I'm looking for anyone who remembers dad and perhaps has photos. Thanks and God bless you all for your service to this country.
David taylor
Jerome Terrell (JT) from Tennessee wrote on June 24, 2015 at 21:33:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1969-1971 | Unit: 6/40 Arty, FDC | Company, Battery or Troop: C Battery | Other: | Comment: C battery was located in Hanau in Francois Kaserne. I remember asa lot of friends: Daniel Grazulewicz, Harmon Tabor, Paul Merillat, Paul McAfee, Bill Clark, James Labar,, Chas Stryker, Keith Duncan and lots of others.
eric stuart from texas wrote on June 24, 2015 at 07:46:
Service: cold war | Years: 1987 - 1990 | Unit: 4/34 | Company, Battery or Troop: hq s3 and bravo | Other: | Comment: Was such a nice installation. Many lifelong memories.
Mario Cassella from New York wrote on June 23, 2015 at 23:59:
Service: Cold War 1955-1958 | Years: 1955-1958 | Unit: 37thAIB HQ co | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: 37thAIB HQco 3rd Armor Div | Comment: I'm 78yrs old and I'm still looking for my HQ co yearbook that I paid for.
Bill Langston from USA wrote on June 23, 2015 at 18:51:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1974-1976 | Unit: Aviation | Company, Battery or Troop: D Troop, 3/12 Cav | Other: | Comment: This was my first Unit and I went from a Private to a SP5 while there. We had some really great leaders, mentors and peers which helped me gain a good base of leadership qualities, flight crew and maintenance background. After 30 years, I finished my Army career as CSM of 101st Aviation Brigade (Attack) at Ft. Campbell, Ky,...home of the 101st Screaming Eagles.
insley bertsch from Texas wrote on May 31, 2015 at 04:27:
Service: cold war | Years: 1987 -1989 | Unit: 4/67 armored | Company, Battery or Troop: hhc | Other: | Comment: Looking for photos or video from the good morning America intro we did for thanksgiving
al w. benton from illinois wrote on May 20, 2015 at 14:08:
Service: cold war | Years: 1963-1967 | Unit: 2nd bn 36th inf | Company, Battery or Troop: bn maint hhc | Other: | Comment: Just wanting to thank all the vets, past and present, for their service as we near Memorial Day in their honor. My memories of my time at the Rock will always be with me. I think about them every day. Also why is the Viet-Nam War not an option in the Service Period? I know this site is dedicated to the 3rd AD, but that war should be included.
William Daw (Lopez) from Texas wrote on May 9, 2015 at 21:09:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1962-1966 | Unit: 2/73 Arty | Company, Battery or Troop: Delta | Other: 6/40 Arty | Comment: I remember the cold(one of the coldest winters' on record 1962) and the runs to the range. Its hard to remember anymore but I remember the war games with the 2nd Armored. The alerts when someone did something stupid, when President J.F.K. gave his speech "Ich bin ein Berliner" and the months of alert after he(J.F.K.) was assassinated. I'm not a good writer so I'll stop now. Thank you.
Lisa Häusler from Germany wrote on May 5, 2015 at 21:19:
Service: | Years: 1965, 1966, 1967 | Unit: 3rd armored Division | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: Drake Edwards Kaserne, Frankfurt, Germany | Comment: Hi all, do you know Mr. Thomas van Pelt?

He was based in 1966/1967 in Frankfurt, Germany, Drake Edwards Kaserne.

Before he lived in Michigan, USA.

Thanks for your reply,

Tom Blair from U.S.A. wrote on May 1, 2015 at 21:53:
Service: cold war | Years: 1976-1979 | Unit: 2nd bat 36th inf | Company, Battery or Troop: CSC | Other: | Comment: Looking for Del Richards, Steve Marlowe, Steve Kuhn, Capt. Darryl Winkler, 1st Sgt Fred Goode. Brigade championship football team. Training was a PIA but made some good friends and traveled a lot.
Daniel O`Leary from New Jersey wrote on April 30, 2015 at 18:41:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1962-64 | Unit: 3/33 Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: A Co | Other: 2/1 Cav.. | Comment: 2015 Reunion this July in Kansas City in July.Looking forward to seeing old friends and to make new ones.We have kept the price low and everything is priced lower. Any questions you can call me at 732-816-6149.
Christine R. Manning-Honaker from Virginia wrote on April 29, 2015 at 23:15:
Service: Cold War | Years: Jan. 87 - Mar. 90 | Unit: 533rd CEWI BN | Company, Battery or Troop: A Co | Other: | Comment: I was assigned to the A Co 533rd CEWI BN ( M. I.) during the period of Jan.87 to Mar. 90. I have some pictures of Micheal Barracks, but I would have to get into my storage area to find them.
William (Bill) Perricotti from Ks wrote on April 29, 2015 at 03:30:
Service: 1959 to 1979 | Years: 64-67 | Unit: Schlosse kacern | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment:
Brian Grover, 1LT from Massachusetts wrote on April 27, 2015 at 17:43:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1990-1992 | Unit: 2/82 FA | Company, Battery or Troop: HHB 2/82 | Other: FSO B/4/67 | Comment:
matthew floyd lanfear from england wrote on April 27, 2015 at 16:55:
Service: ww11 | Years: | Unit: 3ad | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: Hello i am looking for Floyd Robinson . Floyd served in England and stayed on and around Salisbury Plain , particularly in and around a village called Codford and Stockton. Floyd served through the europe/spearhead campaign ending up in Germany before being posted back to the Codford area at the end of the war.. We beleive he came from Illinois .Can you help me find him or steer me in the right direction ?????? kind regards , Mat .
john cline from ohio wrote on April 27, 2015 at 03:00:
Service: Father WWII - June 1944 through end of war | Years: 1944-45 | Unit: I think 504 Intelligence, perhaps 505 | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: Wondering if anyone knows about the 504 Intelligence unit of the 3rd Army in WWII. I believe this is the unit may father was in. He told me he fly up in a 3-seater with a colonel who had powerful binoculars, and the colonel would describe enemy positions, and my father would take the notes and write up the report. Anybody who knows anything about the 504 or perhaps 505 actions and activities, would love to hear from you.

John Cline
Jay ANGSTADT from USA wrote on April 26, 2015 at 20:29:
Service: cold war | Years: 1981-1983 | Unit: 1/32 armour | Company, Battery or Troop: charlie company | Other: | Comment: top gunner for CAT shoot off november 1981 tank number c 26 sp 4 angstadt also broke my ankle there,been shot at by 50 cal. during bunker detail down range me and speck 5 Randal Speck Scared the hell out of us !!! GUNNER HEAT TANK! IDENTIFY! LAZE/UP/ON THE WAY !! BOOM TARGET SEAS FIRE
Robert Bellendir from Illinois wrote on April 26, 2015 at 17:27:
Service: cold War | Years: 1967 to 1968 | Unit: 32 Bn | Company, Battery or Troop: C Co. | Other: | Comment: I was a turret mechanic in C company. The guys I served with taught me a great learning experience, they taught me how to work hard and how to play hard. This learning experience has served me well through out my life. I left the 3rd Armored div. in 1968 for Vet Nam. The other Charlie company mechanics were a great group of guys to have served with.
Tony Davis from Wisconsin wrote on April 26, 2015 at 02:19:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1974-1976 | Unit: 2/27 FA | Company, Battery or Troop: Charlie Battery | Other: 1/27 FA 4th ID Ft. Carson, Co | Comment: Hope to catchup with some of the old crew.
Tony Rice from Pa wrote on April 24, 2015 at 12:35:
Service: cold war | Years: 1964-1967 | Unit: 23rd eng bn | Company, Battery or Troop: headquaters co equipment plt. | Other: 63rd eng ft lewis wa and ft hood tx | Comment: If any one is looking for a cast metal flagholder for a gravesite marker check this store.
Matthew Carter from Washington wrote on April 19, 2015 at 18:12:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1990-1991 | Unit: 503rd SPT BN FWD | Company, Battery or Troop: C co | Other: | Comment: I was a 91A ,Combat Medical Specialist, attached to 4/32 during Desert Storm. My vehicle was a M113 APC. I remember getting "blood wings" for my CMB. I also remember attending a funeral for two Soldiers who lost their lives when their Bradley vehicle was shot at by a T-72.
Orlando Diaz from Texas wrote on April 18, 2015 at 18:14:
Service: 1980-1993 | Years: 1980-1993 | Unit: 2/27th FA Unit | Company, Battery or Troop: 2/27th FA Unit | Other: | Comment: Hello Veterans,
I was the son of a A soldier that was in a Nother division and we had a great family friend that served on Ray Barracks in Friedberg German by the name of CSM Stefan Lenart during 1983-1986. We have been trying to find him just to thank him for always treating us so well during our time there. Do any of you know how we can find him? Please help it would mean the world to my family! I see his name on the roster but no other info on him.
Thank you for your help and service to our nation!
Gary Cool from GA-USA wrote on April 17, 2015 at 15:23:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1971-1974 | Unit: 1-32 AR | Company, Battery or Troop: C | Other: | Comment: Arrived @ Ray Barracks Nov. '71 , ETS may '74.
Bandit Tanker.
Thomas e Shannonn from ohio wrote on April 16, 2015 at 18:59:
Service: | Years: 1964_1967 | Unit: 2/36th. inf. | Company, Battery or Troop: B co. 4th? plt. heavy weapons | Other: none | Comment: I served with a great bunch of guys, and still trying to locate some of them.I thought bout going back someday but, someday has never come. I would love to hear from anyone who served with co. B art the times I was place, drop me a line I promise I will write u back. I had a lot of good times with my buddies & would love to talk about those goodtimes !
SFC Paul Yoder from Indiana wrote on April 15, 2015 at 00:29:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1975-1978 | Unit: 1/3rd Armored Div. | Company, Battery or Troop: D Troop | Other: | Comment: I am wondering if any of my old friends are still around. I was a PFC when I served at Ray Barracks in Elvis's old unit.
SSG Timothy Dziekan (Ret.) from Wisconsin wrote on April 14, 2015 at 18:33:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1987-1989 | Unit: 3/8th CAV | Company, Battery or Troop: HHC | Other: | Comment: Once CAV always CAV - Whooah!!
James Johnson from Alabama wrote on April 13, 2015 at 20:38:
Service: Vieetnam | Years: 1966-1969 | Unit: HHC, 3d AD, Frankfurt and HHC, 23d Engr. Hanau | Company, Battery or Troop: HHC | Other: | Comment: Joined as a life member last week but it looks like the last posting were in 2011 about before. Is the Association still active? How do I register?
matthew lanfear from england wrote on April 3, 2015 at 18:28:
Service: ww11 | Years: 1939-1945 | Unit: 3ad. ? | Company, Battery or Troop: ? | Other: | Comment: Floyd robinson from illinois and served In england during ww2. Can you help find his descendants , would so much appreciate , regards , matthew.
Tommy W. Faulkner from Alabama wrote on March 22, 2015 at 18:02:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1981-1982 | Unit: 1/36 INF. | Company, Battery or Troop: Bco. 3rd plt 3rd sqd | Other: Spartan's DEEDS NOT WORD"S | Comment: Enjoyed Paprika's whole chicken und pomme frits mit Lichter beer.Hated the military or the buttholes in command.
Gary Carlson from Texas wrote on March 19, 2015 at 21:53:
Service: cold war | Years: 1979 _ 1989 | Unit: -Bravo 3/12 cav.Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: 2 nd platoon | Other: | Comment: The best yrs of my life spent at the Armstrong, along with my best friend Dewayan Cozy .. miss being on maneuvers.
John Zucco from Tampa, Fl. wrote on March 14, 2015 at 18:37:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1970-1971 | Unit: 143rd Signal | Company, Battery or Troop: A or B , I forget | Other: | Comment: Hello everybody. Just thought I would check in. Happy St. Patricks Day. Anyone remember a bar called the Tic Tac, just down the street from Drake Edwards ?
Kevin Roberts from Texas wrote on March 11, 2015 at 21:49:
Service: desert storm | Years: 89-91 | Unit: 4-32 | Company, Battery or Troop: Scout Plt | Other: | Comment: Checking in...sit-rep..Talked to Bullard.he is.still dealing ...Bates is still around........nothing follows
Michael Traupman from Oklahoma wrote on March 10, 2015 at 02:16:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1984-1985 | Unit: 1/40 Arty | Company, Battery or Troop: A Battery | Other: | Comment: My last name was LaPlante during my enlistment. I was raised by my step dad, Stephen Traupman, and had the option of taking his name at the time I was sworn in. I regretted not doing so, but did take his name in 1995, after a divorce and discovering that LaPlante was not my biological father.
Anyway, I loved my time in the 1/40th. I missed it before I even got settled at Ft Sill.
After 5 million miles over the road, trucking, I look back and realize that hindsight is not 20/20!
It's microscopic.
G-D bless you all.
ronald moody from maine wrote on March 8, 2015 at 00:27:
Service: 1st bat.32 armor ray baracks | Years: 1967/1968 | Unit: 3rd ad | Company, Battery or Troop: d company b troop | Other: 3/5 cav blacknight veitnam 1968/1968 | Comment: I had wonderful time at ray barracks in 1967 and 1968 did want to leave but my brother and I came into Germany to gather and then he like a lot men decided to go to Vietnam after about 6 months I decided to fallow him after about 4 months he came to my unit and yes we went home together I would like to hear from any one the mite remember me or my brother his name is Rodney moody I and my brother both were on tanks we were loaders first then driver and the I went into the motor pool we both were mach. they even sent me school they were hoping I would stay and take over the motor pool and that is about how things went in nam tank driver for 4 month then into motor pool even though it wasn't a motor pool we were always on the go I have some pictures of some of the trooper I was with in ray Barack don't have any names one I do thing may have been called last name wheat if some one can tell me how to send them I will maybe some one will remember them also would like say that if any one was with the 3/5 black nights in Vietnam we also have a reunion in Sept. 2015 Fredericksburg VA, check out owe web 3/5 black nights would like see some or all the trooper I served with on both sides of the world stay safe and stay well
Joseph Cwikla from Texas, United States wrote on February 27, 2015 at 00:44:
Service: WWII | Years: | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: My Mothers father, my grandfather of course, was John Loney. I have heard stories of him being the first sergeant of Elvis during his time in Germany. I have also been told he was one of General Pattons Tanker Troops during the second world war. I am hoping to find any and all info if anyone has any. Thanks.
gary patton from Tennessee wrote on February 26, 2015 at 19:47:
Service: cold war | Years: 1970-71 | Unit: 2/32 | Company, Battery or Troop: a co | Other: | Comment:
Adrian C Brown from Washington DC wrote on February 23, 2015 at 14:05:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1989-1992 | Unit: 2/67 Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: Bco (B-23) | Other: | Comment: B-23 Shoot Top Tank Twice
1989/ Top Tank 1000
TC (B23) Dieckmann, Micheal SSG
Gunner (B23) Brown, Adrian SGT
Driver (B23) Jackson, SPC
Loader (B23) Markham, PVT

1992/ Top Tank 1000
TC (B23) Henry SSG
Gunner (B23) Brown, Adrian SGT
Driver (B23) Jackson, SPC
Loader (B23) Markham, PVT
Jeffery Clem from Salem, Oregon wrote on February 22, 2015 at 04:50:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1988=1992 | Unit: HHC 3AD | Company, Battery or Troop: G3 Ops | Other: B Co 2-227 Avn | Comment: Started as a Platoon Sergeant AH-1S and was assigned to HHC 3AD as a G3 Ops. NCO. Best assignment I ever had. Now Retired MSG living in Salem Oregon.
anthony rice from Pa wrote on February 18, 2015 at 12:48:
Service: cold war | Years: 1964-1967 | Unit: 23rd eng bn | Company, Battery or Troop: headquarters co | Other: | Comment: Addition to last post. basic at ft Jackson
eng equipt school at ft lenorad wood then in Feb 65 to 23rd eng bn.july 66 reassigned to ft lewis wa 63rd eng bn.may of 67 unit transferred to ft hood tx.anyone who made the same route give me a buzz.there were several I remember names who did the whole tour with me.
Anthony Rice from Pa wrote on February 17, 2015 at 18:47:
Service: cold War | Years: 1964-1967 | Unit: 23rd eng bn | Company, Battery or Troop: Headquarters Co | Other: | Comment:
Eddie Rowe (Road Dog) from St.Pete Fla (know in Houston Tx) wrote on February 16, 2015 at 05:35:
Service: Budigen Germany 1970 Thru 1972 | Years: 1970_1972 | Unit: 3rd Arma Division | Company, Battery or Troop: copany_C | Other: | Comment: Would like to get in touch with some of my army buddies my best friend Lovel Embry from Telladega Alabama, Ruffin, Wright from Chicago, and (Praxtice) never got to say goodbye I went on emergency leave and I returned , Embry Brother was killed in a car accident and he was gone when I returned
Terrell Daniels from Georgia wrote on February 15, 2015 at 03:00:
Service: Cold War 1978-1980 | Years: | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: 45th Medical Batalion | Other: | Comment: Looking for Clarence Watson and any one that knew him. I lived in the barracks on the base in Hanau, Germany, between 1978-1980, I was so glad to go home and the internet was not invented that I lost all communication with the few people I knew. But Clarence Watson, Jr., was the most popular troop on base and if you can remember him we can go back in time of the good ole days and maybe find some people. Also my best friend name was Sarah she had curly red hair.
Jerry Tyson from Tennessee wrote on February 11, 2015 at 08:56:
Service: 1975-1978 | Years: | Unit: 1/36 | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: where did everyone go
Richard Amoroso from New York wrote on February 9, 2015 at 17:38:
Service: Cold War | Years: 6/68 thru 5/69 | Unit: 143rd Sig Bn | Company, Battery or Troop: A. Co. | Other: | Comment: Great beer & scenery. As a 31J20 TTY repairman,
I spent a lot of time in the field fixing the teletypes.
Cramped RAT Rigs took it's toll. DA1049'd to
Vietnam in July, 1969 to July, 1970.
But my time in Drake Edwards Kaserne had it's
special moments.
Charles Brady from Central Texas wrote on February 3, 2015 at 03:43:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1969-1971 | Unit: 3/12th Cav | Company, Battery or Troop: CharlieCompany | Other: | Comment: Looking for old Army Buddies, If you remember me please send me an email
MSG (RET) Jimmy D. Caldwell from Tennessee wrote on February 3, 2015 at 02:48:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 90-91 | Unit: 5/18 | Company, Battery or Troop: D co | Other: | Comment: Served as a dismount Infantryman on D-21 BFV. Any one still around


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